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=='''Michael Berger''' ==
 
=='''Michael Berger''' ==
  
''Title:'' '''Hanging''' (2010) by Michael Berger and Hongchan Choi</b>
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''Title:'' '''Hanging''' (2010) by Michael Berger and Hongchan Choi
  
''Full Description:''  
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''Full Description:'' Hanging is a suspension between media that has resided in various forms in CCRMA's 'Listening Room' and originally in the Sculpture Studio in Stanford's Cummings art building in January of 2010.  
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The present incarnation of the piece, catered to the SOM Arts space, utilizes piezo contact microphones attached to strips of rear-projecting film in order capture the participants' actions with the piece and translate them into light and sound.
Hanging is a suspension between media that has resided in various forms in CCRMA's 'Listening Room' and originally in the Sculpture Studio in Stanford's Cummings art building in January of 2010.  
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The present incarnation of the piece, catered to the SOM Arts space, utilizes piezo contact microphones attached to strips of rear-projecting film in order capture the participants' actions with the piece and translate them into light and sound.</b>
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''How loud is it:'' <b>it depends on the speakers I am using. (If I use the $3 speakers I purchased at Fry's it will be fairly quiet (around conversation level), but if I can us some larger monitors (maybe just two?) it could ideally go a little louder.) </b>
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''How loud is it:'' it depends on the speakers I am using. (If I use the $3 speakers I purchased at Fry's it will be fairly quiet (around conversation level), but if I can us some larger monitors (maybe just two?) it could ideally go a little louder.)  
  
 
''Length x Width x Height:''  
 
''Length x Width x Height:''  
<b> L = 20", W = 15", H = 96"+ </b>
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L = 20", W = 15", H = 96"+  
  
 
''Does it need to be mounted to the wall:''
 
''Does it need to be mounted to the wall:''
<b> No, it needs to hang from the rafters. </b>
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No, it needs to hang from the rafters.  
  
 
''Does it need to be hung from above:''  
 
''Does it need to be hung from above:''  
<b> Yes, needs a projector suspended from the ceiling (aimed down), and needs to be hung from rafters by four+ segments of string (for stability). </b>
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Yes, needs a projector suspended from the ceiling (aimed down), and needs to be hung from rafters by four+ segments of string (for stability).  
  
 
''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?''  
 
''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?''  
<b> Needs one regular power outlet for projector, one for my computer, one for a second computer to run video, and potentially another (two?) for speakers. I will need one for an Airport Express.  Five/Six total?</b>
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Needs one regular power outlet for projector, one for my computer, one for a second computer to run video, and potentially another (two?) for speakers. I will need one for an Airport Express.  Five/Six total?
  
 
''Other technical needs:''
 
''Other technical needs:''
<b> I will need a second computer (mac) with Jitter installed to run Video.  I will need a wifi network to communicate between the two computers (I should be able to provide this (I have an Airport Express).</b>
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I will need a second computer (mac) with Jitter installed to run Video.  I will need a wifi network to communicate between the two computers (I should be able to provide this (I have an Airport Express).
  
 
''Link if applicable:''
 
''Link if applicable:''
  
''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:'' <b>Sure.</b>
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''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:'' Sure.
  
 
=='''Michael Zeligs'''==
 
=='''Michael Zeligs'''==
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''Title:''
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''Title:'' Rhizomatic Portal
  
''Full Description:''
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''Full Description:'' = sound and video installation seen through 6 peepholes of a wooden door
  
''How loud is it:''
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''How loud is it:'' = it is very quiet
  
 
''Length x Width x Height:'' 7ft x 6ft x 7ft
 
''Length x Width x Height:'' 7ft x 6ft x 7ft
  
''Does it need to be mounted to the wall:'' no
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''Does it need to be mounted to the wall:'' = no
  
''Does it need to be hung from above:'' no
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''Does it need to be hung from above:'' = no
  
''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?''
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''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?'' = 3
  
 
''Other technical needs:''
 
''Other technical needs:''
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''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
 
''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
  
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=='''Terry Berlier''' ==
  
  
=='''Terry Berlier''' ==
 
  
 
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''Title:'' Pan Lid Gamelan I
''Title:''
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''Full Description:''
 
''Full Description:''
  
''How loud is it:''
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''How loud is it:'' Depends how hard you hit it. Loud-ish. Intermittedly as people interact with it.
  
''Length x Width x Height:''
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''Length x Width x Height:'' 7'x 8' x 8'
  
''Does it need to be mounted to the wall:'' yes
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''Does it need to be mounted to the wall:'' yes or no. I have a stand for it, it can float anywhere.
  
'' can you mount it yourself? do you need any tools or hardware to do this? can it be done between 11am - 4pm on the day of the show?''
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'' can you mount it yourself? do you need any tools or hardware to do this?'' can it be done between 11am - 4pm on the day of the show?''
  
 
''Does it need to be hung from above:'' no
 
''Does it need to be hung from above:'' no
  
''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?''
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''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?'' no
  
 
''Other technical needs:''
 
''Other technical needs:''
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''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
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''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''  
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This piece started as a flippant response to the Jamaican saying that "two pan tops can't meet" or as translated to me from Jamaican patios as two vaginas can't come together. The homophobic Jamaican saying that is re-interpreted using thrift store pan lids.
  
  
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''Title:''
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''Title:''Quorum Hastae
  
''Full Description:''
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I'm excited to report that I'm basically done creating a sound installation and I'd like you to consider it for the Modulations show.
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''Full Description:''  
 
My piece has to do with the concept of "programmable matter". In the opinions of today's futurists and physicists, truly fluid, programmable matter won't be here for another 50-100 years, but when it does, the world will be, well, a bit different than it is today. So what can we do today that will allow people to feel they are controlling matter just like they control a musical instrument? How can we use musical control methods to allow people to self-express through matter and shape?
 
My piece has to do with the concept of "programmable matter". In the opinions of today's futurists and physicists, truly fluid, programmable matter won't be here for another 50-100 years, but when it does, the world will be, well, a bit different than it is today. So what can we do today that will allow people to feel they are controlling matter just like they control a musical instrument? How can we use musical control methods to allow people to self-express through matter and shape?
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My piece uses something called "dilatant fluid," which is just a fancy term for "cornstarch and water." When they're combined at the right ratio, they create a fluid that is solid when high shear force is applied, but liquid otherwise. When you put dilatant fluid on a speaker driver and then play tones into it, it does all sorts of interesting things. 
  
My piece uses something called "dilatant fluid", which is just a fancy term for "cornstarch and water". When they're combined at the right ratio, cornstarch and water creates a fluid that is solid when high shear force is applied, but liquid otherwise. A lot of people learned about it in middle school science fairs, so you may already vaguely remember what I'm talking about. Well, when you put dilatant fluid on a woofer and then play tones into it, it does all sorts of crazy things. 
 
 
If you look around YouTube you'll find a lot of videos of people playing with this stuff, but you'll also notice that it's extraordinarily messy. So one of my goals was to get the interactive experience into a form factor that would be suitable for use in a vernissage.
 
 
http://davidmbirnbaum.com/photos_for_Sasha.zip
 
 
At the link is a video I made a couple of weeks ago of the fluid. Actually my skill at playing tones into the fluid in order to make crazy shapes has really improved since the video was made, so that's not half as cool as it looks now... I'll make a new video this week and send it along. Just wanted to get this one in on time.
 
 
Also there are some pictures of the piece which I just took a few minutes ago. The body is made out of an old wooden wine box, and I've put a potentiometer on the front to control the volume of the amplifier, an LED, and hinges on the back so you can open it up and see what's inside.
 
 
The only major thing that I might add to it is some lights on the inside of the box, which would shine through the transparent plastic on the subwoofer and make the fluid glow. On the fence about it... might be cheesy. Testing is needed.
 
 
As far as practical matters are concerned, all that is needed for this installation is basically a table/pedestal for the box, a stand for the keyboard, and possibly an overhead light so that you can actually see the shapes you're making. One of the nice things about this is that it's really a sound-based installation, but doesn't need to be heard over the music!
 
  
  
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''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?''
 
''Does it need power?  If so, how many power outlets do you need?''
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I need 2 power outlets. I can bring a power strip if necessary.
  
 
''Other technical needs:'' table needed
 
''Other technical needs:'' table needed
  
''Link if applicable:''
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''Link if applicable:'' table needed
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''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
 
''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
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My piece explores the concept of "programmable matter". In the opinion of today's futurists and physicists, truly fluid, programmable matter won't be invented for another 50-100 years. But when it does, the world will be, well, a bit different than it is today: the dichotomy between software and hardware will melt away, and there will be no difference between the information for how to construct and object and the object itself.
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So what can we do today that will allow people to feel they are controlling matter just like they control a musical instrument? How can we use musical control methods to allow people to self-express through matter and shape? My piece uses something called "dilatant fluid," which is just a fancy term for "cornstarch and water." When they're combined at the right ratio, they create a fluid that is solid when high shear force is applied, but liquid otherwise. When you put dilatant fluid on a speaker driver and then play tones into it, it does all sorts of interesting things.
  
  
 
=='''Visda Goudarzi'''==
 
=='''Visda Goudarzi'''==
 
''Title:''
 
''Title:''
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captive
  
 
''Full Description:''
 
''Full Description:''
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''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
 
''Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public.  Display description for the day of the event:''
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"captive" is an audio-visual piece to commemorate unrest in Iran. Persian calligraphy ("Nasta'liq") is demonstrated visually and sonically to represent protestors' messages in sympathy for political prisoners.

Latest revision as of 14:35, 16 April 2010

Michael Berger

Title: Hanging (2010) by Michael Berger and Hongchan Choi

Full Description: Hanging is a suspension between media that has resided in various forms in CCRMA's 'Listening Room' and originally in the Sculpture Studio in Stanford's Cummings art building in January of 2010. The present incarnation of the piece, catered to the SOM Arts space, utilizes piezo contact microphones attached to strips of rear-projecting film in order capture the participants' actions with the piece and translate them into light and sound.

How loud is it: it depends on the speakers I am using. (If I use the $3 speakers I purchased at Fry's it will be fairly quiet (around conversation level), but if I can us some larger monitors (maybe just two?) it could ideally go a little louder.)

Length x Width x Height:

L = 20", W = 15", H = 96"+ 

Does it need to be mounted to the wall:

No, it needs to hang from the rafters. 

Does it need to be hung from above:

Yes, needs a projector suspended from the ceiling (aimed down), and needs to be hung from rafters by four+ segments of string (for stability). 

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need?

Needs one regular power outlet for projector, one for my computer, one for a second computer to run video, and potentially another (two?) for speakers. I will need one for an Airport Express.  Five/Six total?

Other technical needs:

I will need a second computer (mac) with Jitter installed to run Video.  I will need a wifi network to communicate between the two computers (I should be able to provide this (I have an Airport Express).

Link if applicable:

Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event: Sure.

Michael Zeligs

Title: What Moves You?

Full Description: What Moves You? is an real-time video polaroid. It allows dancers to create looping video projections of themselves dancing, and then remix their own dancing with the use of an intuitive turntable controller.

How loud is it: No Sound

Length x Width x Height: 8 X 10 projection-direct on wall. Small table with controllers and projector about 15 ft. from the wall.

Does it need to be mounted to the wall: No

Does it need to be hung from above: No

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need? 1 power outlet plus an extension chord.

Other technical needs: I need to check out the simple camera plus medium sized grey tripod. Also, because of the two installations, Carr has agreed to load a mac mini (4gb ram) with isadora to run this project.

Link if applicable: call Sam to check in.

Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event:

Artist: Michael Zeligs Title: What Moves You? Bio: Michael is interested in creative empowerment through interaction design. He is a recent graduate of CCRMA's MST program and focuses on designing intuitive controllers for a wide variety of audiences, from school children to SFBay nerd bots. mzeligs@ccrma.stanford.edu


Title: Rhythm for Squares

Full Description: Rhythm for Squares is a 4-person multiplayer stop-motion music video. It allows users to "perform" with video instruments, and collaborate to create interesting and fun musical textures

How loud is it: 1 jbl pa monitor, enough to penetrate background noise. Adjustable.

Length x Width x Height: 8 X 10 projection-on screen. Small table with controllers and projector about 5 from the wall.

Does it need to be mounted to the wall: No

Does it need to be hung from above: No

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need? 1 power outlet plus an extension chord.

Other technical needs: I'll check with jarek to see if any of the short throw projectors are available, otherwise I'll need to rent one of the optoma's. I'll neet either a portable table or those rolly surfaces from ccrma for the controllers.

Link if applicable:

Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event:

Artist: Michael Zeligs Title: Rhythm for Squares Bio: Michael is interested in creative empowerment through interaction design. He is a recent graduate of CCRMA's MST program and focuses on designing intuitive controllers for a wide variety of audiences, from school children to SFBay nerd bots. mzeligs@ccrma.stanford.edu.

Marisol Jimenez Becerra

Title: Rhizomatic Portal

Full Description: = sound and video installation seen through 6 peepholes of a wooden door

How loud is it: = it is very quiet

Length x Width x Height: 7ft x 6ft x 7ft

Does it need to be mounted to the wall: = no

Does it need to be hung from above: = no

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need? = 3

Other technical needs:

Link if applicable:

Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event:

Terry Berlier

Title: Pan Lid Gamelan I

Full Description:

How loud is it: Depends how hard you hit it. Loud-ish. Intermittedly as people interact with it.

Length x Width x Height: 7'x 8' x 8'

Does it need to be mounted to the wall: yes or no. I have a stand for it, it can float anywhere.

can you mount it yourself? do you need any tools or hardware to do this? can it be done between 11am - 4pm on the day of the show?

Does it need to be hung from above: no

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need? no

Other technical needs:

Link if applicable: http://museumcuriosa.com/terryberlier/panlid.html


Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event:

This piece started as a flippant response to the Jamaican saying that "two pan tops can't meet" or as translated to me from Jamaican patios as two vaginas can't come together. The homophobic Jamaican saying that is re-interpreted using thrift store pan lids.


David Birnbaum

Title:Quorum Hastae


Full Description: My piece has to do with the concept of "programmable matter". In the opinions of today's futurists and physicists, truly fluid, programmable matter won't be here for another 50-100 years, but when it does, the world will be, well, a bit different than it is today. So what can we do today that will allow people to feel they are controlling matter just like they control a musical instrument? How can we use musical control methods to allow people to self-express through matter and shape? My piece uses something called "dilatant fluid," which is just a fancy term for "cornstarch and water." When they're combined at the right ratio, they create a fluid that is solid when high shear force is applied, but liquid otherwise. When you put dilatant fluid on a speaker driver and then play tones into it, it does all sorts of interesting things. 


How loud is it: not loud

Length x Width x Height: 3ft x 4ft x 4ft

Does it need to be mounted to the wall: no

Does it need to be hung from above: no

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need? I need 2 power outlets. I can bring a power strip if necessary.

Other technical needs: table needed

Link if applicable: table needed


Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event:

My piece explores the concept of "programmable matter". In the opinion of today's futurists and physicists, truly fluid, programmable matter won't be invented for another 50-100 years. But when it does, the world will be, well, a bit different than it is today: the dichotomy between software and hardware will melt away, and there will be no difference between the information for how to construct and object and the object itself.

So what can we do today that will allow people to feel they are controlling matter just like they control a musical instrument? How can we use musical control methods to allow people to self-express through matter and shape? My piece uses something called "dilatant fluid," which is just a fancy term for "cornstarch and water." When they're combined at the right ratio, they create a fluid that is solid when high shear force is applied, but liquid otherwise. When you put dilatant fluid on a speaker driver and then play tones into it, it does all sorts of interesting things.


Visda Goudarzi

Title:

captive

Full Description:

How loud is it: not loud

Length x Width x Height: 3ft x 4ft x 4ft

Does it need to be mounted to the wall: no

Does it need to be hung from above: no

Does it need power? If so, how many power outlets do you need?

Other technical needs: table needed

Link if applicable:

Each piece will be accompanied by a small description for the public. Display description for the day of the event:

"captive" is an audio-visual piece to commemorate unrest in Iran. Persian calligraphy ("Nasta'liq") is demonstrated visually and sonically to represent protestors' messages in sympathy for political prisoners.